Spirit of Excellence
 

About the Spirit of Excellence Award


The 20th annual Spirit of Excellence awards co-sponsored by Sodexo Health Care Services, honor organizations and individuals that go beyond what's expected in serving their patients and communities.

Five awards are given as part of the program:
  • Community Spirit Award: Recognizes effective community education, support and outreach programs.
  • Patient Safety Spirit Award: Recognizes strategies and procedures that improve the safety of care for patients.
  • Process Improvement Spirit Award: Recognizes efforts to increase efficiency and productivity without sacrificing performance.
  • Service Spirit Award: Recognizes excellence in service to patients and residents.
  • Team Spirit Award: Recognizes programs that recruit and retain individuals dedicated to compassion, accountability, respect, enthusiasm and service.

Modern Healthcare with the assistance of an outside panel of judges will recognize winners and honorable mentions in each of the five categories. Per editorial policy, award sponsors are not involved in the judging or determination of award recipients. Each of the five winners will receive a cash prize of $5,000, and each of the five honorable mentions will receive a $1,500 cash prize, courtesy of Sodexo.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is this program about?
A: This program, co-sponsored by Sodexo Health Care Services, spotlights creative and innovative programs that support organizational excellence, patient satisfaction, customer service, employee satisfaction, commitment and community participation.

Q: Who can I contact if I have questions?
A: Contact Debbie Greif, Strategic & Integrated Brand Development Director, at 312-649-5459 or dgreif@modernhealthcare.com.

Q: When is the call for entries?
A: The 2012 program is now closed. You can add your name to our notification database, you will receive an e-mail when the 2013 call for nomination period is open.

Q: What are the criteria?
A: Five awards are given as part of the program:

  • Community Spirit Award: Recognizes effective community education, support and outreach programs.
  • Patient Safety Spirit Award: Recognizes strategies and procedures that improve the safety of care for patients.
  • Process Improvement Spirit Award: Recognizes efforts to increase efficiency and productivity without sacrificing performance.
  • Service Spirit Award: Recognizes excellence in service to patients and residents.
  • Team Spirit Award: Recognizes programs that recruit and retain individuals dedicated to compassion, accountability, respect, enthusiasm and service.

Modern Healthcare with the assistance of an outside panel of judges will recognize winners and honorable mentions in each of the five categories. Per editorial policy, award sponsors are not involved in the judging or determination of award recipients. Each of the five winners will receive a cash prize of $5,000, and each of the five honorable mentions will receive a $1,500 cash prize, courtesy of Sodexo.

Q: When is the deadline?
A: Dates for the 2013 awards have not yet been announced.

Q: How do I nominate someone?
A: Nomination details for this year have not yet been announced.

Q: Is there a fee to enter/nominate?
A: No fee required.

Q: Can I be notified of next year's call for entries?
A: Yes. Click here to add your name to our notification database. You will receive an email when the call for nomination period is open.

Recognition:

Q: How and when will the winners be announced?
A: The winners of the 2012 program were announced in the December 17, 2012 issue of Modern Healthcare.

Q: Will entrants be notified if they win/lose?
A: Announcement of winners will be made via the magazine and website.

Q: Will there be an event?
A: There is no event at this time.

Advertising Opportunities

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